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Kelly Haggerty eligible for All-America honors

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kelly Haggerty, a senior on the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team, headlines the list of Buckeye West Region selections, announced Friday by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Haggerty was named to the first team for the second-consecutive season, while junior Annie Carruthers and sophomore Alayna Markwordt each earned a spot on the second team.

Haggerty, a native of West Chester, Pa., wrapped up her career as one of the most prolific scorers in program history. She holds the all-time records for career points and goals at Ohio State with 243 and 143, respectively, sharing the goals honor with Megan Mirick (1999-2003). With 100 assists, the First Team All-ALC selection also is one of just two Buckeyes to eclipse the century mark in their career.

This season, Haggerty’s 77 points off 38 goals and 39 assists placed her among the best in the nation. She was ranked sixth in the NCAA in assists per game (2.29), seventh in total assists and points per game (4.53) and No. 15 in total points.

Markwordt, who earned second team all-region honors a year ago, joined Haggerty atop the scoring charts this season. In her sophomore campaign, Markwordt finished second on the team in both goals and assists with 43 and 29, respectively, for 72 total points. The Woodbine, Md., native had 12 multi-goal games, including back-to-back five-goal performances vs. Northwestern and Florida.

On the other end of the field, Carruthers was tabbed the ALC Goalie of the Year after leading the conference throughout the regular season in save percentage (0.506) and saves per game (10.1), totals that rank her third and sixth in the NCAA, respectively in the two categories.

The Columbus Academy product made a career-high 22 saves against Northwestern March 24, the second-most of any NCAA goalie in the 2010 season, and had at least 10 in eight games this year. With 172 saves to her credit, Carruthers tallied the third-most all-time in a single season at Ohio State, trailing second-place Nicole Morris and her 174 (1997) by just two.

The IWLCA honored a total of 128 student-athletes in Division I with a selection to one of the All-Region teams for 2010. These athletes are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-American teams, which will be announced Monday. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet June 12 at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.

West Region First Team
Shaylyn Blaney, M, University of Notre Dame, Jr.
Theresa Bucci, M, Penn State University, Sr.
Ally Carey, M, Vanderbilt University, So.
Jackie Doherty, D, University of Notre Dame, Jr.
Katrina Dowd, A, Northwestern University, Sr.
Sarah Downing, A, Vanderbilt University, Sr.
Maggie Dunbar, D, Penn State University, Jr.
Alexandra Frank, M, Northwestern University, So.
Kelly Haggerty, A, Ohio State University, Sr.
Alex Mundy, D, Vanderbilt University, Sr.
Annie Read, G, Stanford University, Jr.
Lauren Schmidt, M, Stanford University, Jr.
Gina Scioscia, A, University of Notre Dame, Sr.
Shannon Smith, A, Northwestern University, So.
Danielle Spencer, A, Northwestern University, Sr.
Taylor Thornton, D, Northwestern University, Fr.

West Region Second Team
Kailene Abt, M, University of Notre Dame, Jr.
Alex Breiner, M, University of Oregon, Jr.
Annie Carruthers, G, Ohio State University, Jr.
Emily Dashiell, M, University of Louisville, Jr.
Natasha Davies, D, University of Denver, Sr.
Katherine Denkler, A, Vanderbilt University, Jr.
Ali Flury, M, University of Denver, Sr.
Sarah Flynn, A, Stanford University, Jr.
Leslie Foard, M, Stanford University, Jr.
Bergen Foley, A, University of Louisville, Jr.
Carter Foote, A, Vanderbilt University, Sr.
Rachel Guerrera, D, University of Notre Dame, Sr.
Leigh Lucas, D, Stanford University, Sr.
Colleen Magarity, D, Northwestern University, Jr.
Alayna Markwordt, A, Ohio State University, So.
Lexi Sanders, A, University of Denver, Sr.